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James Brandt Vietnam War protest papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS961f

Scope and Contents

This collection contains Atlanta counter-culture, satirical zines collected by James Brant that document protests against the Vietnam War. Zines include The Grope, The Atlanta Urinal and Atlanta Constipation, and A Winews Letter. The collection also includes event flyers, a pamphlet, and a poster about Vietnam War protest efforts.


  • 1968-1973, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Biographical / Historical

James Michael Brandt (1952- ) was born in the Peachtree Hills neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia. Brandt graduated from Garden Hills Elementary School, North Fulton High School, and Georgia State University (GSU), first with a Bachelor's, and in 1978 with a Master's in History. While a student at GSU, he contributed articles to The Grope, an alternative Atlanta zine. Brandt married Regina Barfield (1952-2018) in 1976. After college, he worked at the Genuine Parts Company as an I. T. Operations Manager for 40 years. He retired in 2019, after which he moved to Lake Oconee, Georgia.


2 folder(s)




This collection is arranged alphabetically by titles supplied by staff.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2020

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Content Advisory

This collection contains original unedited versions of all content. Some material may contain depictions of violence, offensive language, or negative stereotypes reflecting the culture or language of a particular period or place. There may be instances of racist language and depictions, particularly regarding African Americans. These items are presented as part of the historical record for the purpose of education and research. The viewpoints expressed in this collection do not necessarily represent the viewpoints of the Atlanta History Center or any of its officers, agents, employees, or volunteers.

Processing Information

This collection was processed in 2022.

James Brandt Vietnam War protest papers
Britny Davis
September 2022
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Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

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